General Manager — USA

About us – Armadillo & Co:

Armadillo & Co is a global brand born in Australia, with inspiration and craftsmanship drawn from India. Since 2009, A&Co. has pioneered the rug world through its combination of aesthetics and ethics.

The company’s head office is based in Sydney, Australia, with showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Los Angeles and New York City. All of our rugs are produced in India where we employ approximately 1,500 artisans across different specialties. Our brand is represented in Australia, Asia, the USA, Middle East and Europe.

Each A&Co. rug is handmade from natural and sustainable materials, elevating the artistry of age-old methods through a uniquely Australian contemporary design process. We proudly embrace Fair Trade practices, with each purchase benefiting local schools in our weavers’ villages through the not-for-profit Armadillo & Co Foundation.

About the role – General Manager USA

We are seeking a talented General Manager to become an integral part of our new US branch. The ideal candidate will be a passionate leader, who demonstrates a high level of personal motivation, with solid knowledge and experience across Finance, Operations and Sales. This role is both strategic and hands-on amongst a small team. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for key financial and operations management and for reporting across the business. Specifically:

  • Own and execute the company goals
  • Manage budget by overseeing daily operations and provide direct management to key functional managers and executives (finance, production, pricing, sales and distribution of products)
  • Develop company policies and implement long-terms business strategic planning to meet profitability and business growth
  • Review expense analysis for cost centres, identify risks and deliver solutions
  • Manage and troubleshoot day to day business issues
  • Ensure overall delivery and quality of the offerings to customers
  • Being proactive and identify opportunities to innovate and ensuring employees work as a cohesive unit
  • Ensure all legal responsibilities are met including filing of notices, licence renewals and ensuring compliance with all statutory conditions
  • Motivate, team building and channel communication within the company and act as a business spokesperson
  • Demonstrate strong work ethic, attitude and values compatible to A&Co Brand Identity

About you:

You will be a proven leader who can bring passion to their work, and is happy to roll up their sleeves and find ways to make our business better. You will be a strategic thinker with excellent business acumen and a strong financial background. You are pro-active, and identify and solve problems before we even realise they exist. Innovative and motivated, you are a strong communicator who approaches situations in a positive way. Creative yet detailed oriented – hopefully you get just as excited about budget planning as you do about a marketing plan!

Although this role is based in Los Angeles, you will have a strong global support team in Sydney so you will need to be flexible with your hours to ensure we have our US & Australian operations working together hand in hand.

If you would think you would be the right fit for us in this exciting new role, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit the following to our HR Manager, Rachel at careers@armadillo-co.com.

  • Resume
  • One paragraph bio about who you are and what makes you jump out of bed in the morning
  • An example of a product or brand you engage with and why (you can include any photos or other information if you like)

This is an exciting and rare opportunity with a successful global and ethical brand.

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